John Gideon Millingen (1782-1862) was a British Army surgeon and author. Born in Westminster, London to parents of Dutch descent, he was educated in Paris where he achieved his medical degree. He became an assistant surgeon in the British Army in 1802, serving in the Peninsular War and won a medal at Waterloo. He retired from the army in 1823 and was appointed as a physician to the military asylum at Chatham and Hanwell. His published works include a musical farce, a number of novels, a book of medical anecdotes and this History of Duelling published in two volumes in 1841. The first of two volumes.